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All-Star Information

By CRLL , 06/06/17, 11:15AM PDT

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Parents, we need your help to make All-Star season successful!

You have questions, we try to answer them...so please read on and click the links below:

All-Stars is FUN! What could go wrong?

Amidst the excitement and anticipation, some children and parents will be disappointed about not being selected to an All-Star team. In sports, as in life, sometimes things don’t work out the way we hoped. Even worse, we may think the playing field was unfair; emotions get the better of us, and we react in ways we wish we could take back.

Please take a look at the process by which teams are selected according to the CRLL by-laws (below).  

Little League International also has a Parent Information Page for the All-Star SeasonThere is also a "Little League Survival Guide" for the All-Star season.


All Star Selection process - Explained

What does CRLL do to make things as fair as possible?

Your CRLL Board of Directors makes great effort to ensure there is a level playing field when selecting All-Star teams; one where all players have a fair chance of being considered. The full process is detailed in our League By-Laws and in our Frequently Asked Questions.

In summary, managers and coaches discuss at length players’ performance, versatility, sportsmanship, and attitude. After discussing the players, only the manager and one official coach from each team rank their top 20 players from the division. This ensures equal representation by each team in the vote. Ballots are analyzed to help ensure that voters do not artificially inflate or deflate a player’s ranking. If this occurs, that person’s vote (or entire ballot) is discarded. 

The top 10 players in each age group are assigned to a Baseball or Softball All-Star team (i.e., Junior, 10-12/Major, 9-11, 8-10). The manager for each All-Star team then has discretion to select 1 to 4 more players, but must select from the next 5 available ranked players from their age group.

Please note: If your child is selected to an All Stars team, there are several “must have” documents that need to be turned in very quickly to prove age and residence within our league boundaries. For more info, click on I love paperwork.


Let the Fun Begin!

Let's have a great Summer!

It is our hope that these efforts reassure everyone that CRLL approaches the All-Star selection process in a fair manner that has our children’s best interest in mind. We firmly believe that this helps us uphold and model our core principles: Character, Responsibility, Leadership, and Loyalty.

It is an honor to be selected as an All-Star.  With that honor comes the responsibility of representing your league, yourself, and your family with class.

Good luck to all of our post-season teams, and thank you everyone for your continued support of the children in our community.


All-Star Tournament Information

Baseball and Softball All-Star teams can be announced on or after June 1, and are typically formed during the first or second week of June. Practices start in mid-June and games run into mid-July.
 
Please contact the respective baseball player agent or softball player agent by June 1 if you know that your player will NOT be available during the practice/game periods detailed below.
 
Parents, check out our Parent Primer page as we get ready for the post season.
 
The CRLL Board of directors evaluates from year to year how many teams CRLL can form given the number of players in each age group. Teams that will be formed for both Baseball and Softball in 2017 are: 
 
10-12 ("Major"; Baseball)
9-11 (Baseball)
8-10 (Baseball)
8-10 (Softball)
 
TOURNAMENT DATES and LOCATIONS
Dates and Locations subject to Change by District Officials and will be posted here when they are known for the current season.
 
2017 Baseball All-Star Hosts
8-10 All-Stars - Maidu (June 24 to July 10)
9-11 All-Stars -  Folsom National (June 24 to July 10)
10-12 (Major) All-Stars - El Dorado Hills (June 24 to July 10)
 
2017 Softball - State Tournament
10U/Minor - District 34 (South Fresno; July 8 to TBD)